By Angie Bado, TSB Publisher
The McKinney Performing Arts Center and Town Square Buzz (TSB) are once again hosting a watch party as local resident Hollie Cavanagh continues her successful run on American Idol. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 9 at the McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee St. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. broadcast of the show.
TSB owner, Angie Bado said, “After the big turn out at the watch party last week, we have stepped up food service and feel better prepared to deal with a full house this week. We, in partnership with the City, have lined up an evening of fun for the entire community, so everyone’s invited to come out and join the party!”
Hollie fans may purchase hamburgers, french fries, salads, wings, PB&J, PB&Nutella sandwiches, chips and beverages beginning when the doors open at 6 p.m. Free Wi-Fi is available so fans can cast their votes. Local businesses have generously donated a number of door prizes to give away through-out the evening. Seating is limited to the first 427 in the MPAC historic courtroom theater.
Hollie is currently a top four finalist on American Idol. If she is voted through to the top three on this week’s show, American Idol will visit McKinney to document Hollie’s homecoming this weekend.
“We are encouraging McKinney residents and everyone in North Texas to vote for Hollie, not only because of her amazing talent, but also so we can show off our hometown pride and welcome her home this Saturday as a top three contestant,” said McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller.
Festivities and appearances are being planned throughout the city for Hollie if she is voted through, including a parade and a concert. Details will be available when they are confirmed through TownSquareBuzz.com or the city’s website.
How to vote
Voting will open at the end of the show on Wednesday. There are three ways to vote. Call the toll-free phone number assigned to Hollie provided during the show to cast your vote. Please note: you cannot send a text message to the toll-free number. AT&T wireless customers can vote with a text message of the word “VOTE” to the four-digit code assigned to Hollie. Toll-free and text message voting opens at the end of the show and closes two hours after the show, and voting is unlimited. Voters with a Facebook account can visit www.AmericanIdol.com to place votes. Online voting also opens after the show, and each accounts is limited to 50 votes per show.
The results will be broadcast on FOX Thursday at 7 p.m. For more information about the watch party, call 972-547-2650.
WATCH PARTY PRIZES: (Know your Idol Trivia to win!)
- Gift certificates to Painting With A Twist McKinney (4 valued at $35 each)
- Gift certificate to Square Burger (TBD)
- 7-night, all inclusive resort stay for your pet at Tailwaggers Country Inn. This package includes door-to-door limo service and a spa treatment (valued at $400)
- Several pairs of ComfyEarrings.com, the most comfortable earrings on earth.
- Gift certificate to Baskin Robbins McKinney (valued at $25)
- Lunch or dinner for Two, furnished by McAllister’s Deli McKinney
- Gift certificate to CherrBerry Frozen Yogurt and 3 T-Shirts (valued at over $15)
- Gift certificate to Mooya Burger (valued at $25)
- Gift basket, furnished by The Toffee Queen of Walden Farms Toffee and Fudge (Value TBD)
- Free car for a weekend, furnished by Eldorado Chevrolet
- Gift certificate for a one hour massage, furnished by Total Body Health of McKinney (2)
- Salsa from Loco Cowpoke (12)
- Special pricing on new cars at Huffines Hyundai McKinney (details revealed at the watch party).